Become a Specialist Member of the Development Consent Authority


Do you want to be part of the changing face of the Northern Territory? Are you passionate about development, the environment, design, architecture and town planning?

Applications for Specialist Members of the Development Consent Authority (DCA) are now open to Territorians who want to contribute to decisions about how their town or city develops.

This could be the role for you if:

  • you have skills, qualifications or experience in town planning or related fields such as:
    • engineering
    • environmental studies
    • architectural design
  • you want to utilise those skills to contribute to your community in a practical and meaningful way
  • you are committed to the continuing growth and development of the Territory.

Specialist Members of the DCA are financially remunerated. Specialist Members are asked to attend meetings to discuss and determine development applications in their Division area.

Find out more about the DCA.

The appointments will commence on 12 April 2021 and will be for a two year period.

For more information about the role, read the fact sheet PDF (167.6 KB).

How to apply

Applications are open now, closing Friday 11 December 2020.

To apply, you must fill in the registration form DOCX (60.1 KB).

You must also attach the following:

  • your curriculum vitae (CV)
  • supporting statement

Submit your application and attachments through any of the below:


Post: The Secretary
Development Consent Authority
GPO Box 1680, DARWIN NT 0801


For further information, call Dawn Parkes on 08 8999 6048.

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